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RE: Yaron.Redirect.BlindRedirect

From: Slein, Judith A <JSlein@crt.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 14:43:46 -0500
Message-ID: <8E3CFBC709A8D21191A400805F15E0DB0211F965@crte147.wc.eso.mc.xerox.com>
To: "'Yaron Goland'" <yarong@Exchange.Microsoft.com>, "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Again, I have a problem with the expression "blind" till I hear more from
But I think the important piece of information the client gets from the
Redirect-Ref header is that the resource understands the
Apply-To-Redirect-Ref header.  So that's why it makes sense to return
Redirect-Ref header with the 302, but not with a response to a request that
was already using Apply-To-Redirect-Ref.  So perhaps you would be happier if
we just say this.

-----Original Message-----
From: Yaron Goland [mailto:yarong@Exchange.Microsoft.com]
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 2:50 AM
To: 'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'
Subject: Yaron.Redirect.BlindRedirect

The second sentence of the last paragraph of section 6.3 reads: "The
Redirect-Ref header informs a reference-aware client that this is not an
ordinary HTTP 1.1 redirect, but is a redirect reference resource. "

If the purpose of the Redirect-Ref header was solely to inform the client
that they were dealing with a redirect resource then the header would be
returned on all responses from a redirect resource, even those with a
Apply-To-Redirect-Ref header.

However the purpose of the Redirect-Ref header is to let redirect aware
clients determine that they are dealing with a blindly generated 302. As
such I move that the sentence be changed to state: "The Redirect-Ref header
informs a redirect aware client that they have received a blind 302 response
from a redirect resource."

Similarly the main paragraph of section 11.1 currently reads: "The
Redirect-Ref header is used in all 302 responses from redirect resources.
Its presence informs reference-aware clients that the response is not a
plain HTTP/1.1 redirect, but is a response from a redirect reference

I move that it be re-written to read: "The Redirect-Ref header is used to
mark blind 302 responses from redirect resources." 
Received on Monday, 21 February 2000 14:43:59 UTC

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